WELLINGTON, Mar 1, 2004 (Xinhua via
COMTEX) -- New Zealand has announced an emergency relief worth of 70,000
NZ dollars (about 49,000 US dollars) for Cyclone-hit Vanuatu in the South
Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Marian
Hobbs said in a statement Sunday that the money would be used to put together
3, 000 packages containing hygiene kits, matches, candles, water bottles,
kitchen utensils and other items that would help people " begin to
pick up their lives".
The relief kits would be distributed
by the Red Cross as soon as possible.